Montville resident competing in radio ‘Olympiad’

Daily Record

By William Westhoven

MONTVILLE – Paul Whitman is a world-class ham and next month, he’ll have his chance to prove it.

The 23-year-old Pine Brook resident and top amateur radio operator has been selected to compete in the World Radiosport Team Championship 2014. The quadrennial competition, featuring 59 amateur-radio operator teams representing 38 nations, will take place in 16 New England communities, the first time the event has been held in the United States since 1996.

“I’ve been doing this for about 10 years, so it’s very exciting,” Whitman said. “I’ve done other contests but not this big or competitive.”

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